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Who are the most overlooked prospects in UGA’s 2015 class?

  • 11:36 pm Friday, October 10th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

UGA has the nation’s No. 2 recruiting class, with headliners such as 5-stars Trent Thompson and Terry Godwin. Everybody knows about those guys.

But what about some of the lesser-known players?

WSB’s Zach Klein and the AJC’s Michael Carvell take a close look at some members of UGA’s class that may be getting overshadowed in the below video:

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Should UGA be worried about its top recruits visiting other colleges?

  • 6:46 pm Friday, October 10th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Should UGA be worried about its top recruits visiting Alabama and other colleges?

There are some concerns among Bulldog fans after 5-stars Trent Thompson and Terry Godwin have been making frequent appearances at Alabama and Auburn. And another UGA commit recently made an official visit to a Big Ten school.

But should UGA really be worried about this?

We dig into this topic in the below video:

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Micah Abernathy: Tennessee edges UGA for 4-star DB

  • 8:39 am Friday, October 10th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Tennessee edged out UGA on Friday for Micah Abernathy, the 4-star cornerback from Greater Atlanta Christina who was one of the state’s top uncommitted prospects.

“It was a tough decision,” his mother, Annette Abernathy, told the AJC. “We discussed it as a family, the five of us: Micah, my husband, his brother, his sister and myself. We weighed all of the pros and cons between the universities. It wasn’t an easy decision until Micah decided that he felt most comfortable with Tennessee.

“And I’ll be honest with you: We did take a huge liking to the University of Georgia family. And that [More]

Is Micah Abernathy on verge of committing to Tennessee over UGA? (UPDATED)

  • 11:31 pm Thursday, October 9th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

UPDATED: Micah Abernathy, as expected, committed to Tennessee over UGA on Friday. Read about it HERE

There are rumblings on Twitter that Micah Abernathy could make his college decision as early as Friday morning.

It wouldn’t be a surprise because both Abernathy and his mother told the AJC that they were hopeful of making a final decision this week.

The 4-star defensive back from Greater Atlanta Christian High School hasn’t officially named any finalists but he has been on official visits to UGA, Tennessee and Oregon.

This is expected to be a head-to-head battle between UGA and Tennessee.

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Notebook: Jaylen Brown’s World Tour, and 5-star still using iPhone he denied stealing?

  • 11:51 pm Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Remember all the news about the 5-star football recruit accused of felony burglary while he made an unofficial visit to UGA this summer? He is still using the iPhone he has denied stealing, according to a search warrant released by the Clarke County Clerk’s Office last week.

Darnell Salomon is a star wide receiver from Miramar, Fla., who allegedly got into trouble after attending UGA’s Dawg Night prospect camp. According to police, a woman in a UGA dorm woke up in the week hours of the morning with Salomon standing over her watching her sleep. He was charged with stealing an [More]

Top Georgia Tech recruit apologetic about incident, sticking with Jackets

  • 11:30 pm Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

One of Georgia Tech’s top recruits is apologetic about an off-the-field issue that nearly cost him his senior year of high school football and his athletic scholarship with the Yellow Jackets.

Mikell Lands-Davis, a star running back at Alexander High School, was charged with a misdemeanor of marijuana possession of less than one ounce in late August.

Shortly after incident, Lands-Davis had a face-to-face meeting with Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson to discuss his future with the Yellow Jackets.

“We did talk; I accepted responsibility, and I apologized for embarrassing Georgia Tech,” Lands-Davis told the AJC on Wednesday. “I told Coach Johnson the [More]

DB commits to Georgia Tech, now at No. 19 in Rivals rankings

  • 10:17 pm Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson is working on his best recruiting class since he was hired by the ACC school in 2007.

The Yellow Jackets bumped up to No. 19 in the Rivals ranking after landing a commitment from Meiko Dotson, a cornerback from Daytona Beach, Fla.

“I picked Georgia Tech because the coaches are really welcoming,” Dotson told the AJC. “The previous times I’ve been up there, both of my parents and my siblings loved it.”

The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder said he picked Georgia Tech over offers from Middle Tennessee State, Iowa State, Indiana, South Florida and Bowling Green.

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3-star commits to Florida Gators but discovers he was ‘Catfished’

  • 11:09 am Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

There are some lessons to be learned for all college prospects after a 3-star recruit from North Carolina committed to Florida but later discovered he was “catfished” by somebody pretending to be a Gators coach on Twitter.

Yes, this really happened. Last Friday, defensive end Houshun Gaines of Rocky Mount, N.C., had a commitment ceremony at his high school at put on a baseball cap from the Florida Gators.

Gaines claimed he had been in contact over Twitter with a Florida assistant. However, it appears the assistant was an imposter, according to Rocky Mount Telegram’s Andrew Ivins.

That’s the first lesson: Whenever [More]

Nation’s No. 1 TE leaving Georgia for Florida after the season

  • 1:10 am Monday, October 6th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Isaac Nauta, who is rated as the nation’s No. 1 prospect at tight end, is leaving Buford High School at the end of the season to move to Florida.

The 5-star junior told the AJC on Sunday night he’ll be relocating to Jacksonville, Fla., in December because of his father’s new job.

“It’s kind of crazy,” Nauta said. “I wasn’t really expecting it, but things happen, right? My Dad got a new job opportunity in Jacksonville, so we’ve got to head that way.”

The 6-foot-5, 240-pounder is only a junior but already one of the best prospects at tight end that Georgia has [More]

Does Tennessee have the lead for UGA target?

  • 1:05 am Monday, October 6th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Tennessee had the chance this weekend to make a final impression on Micah Abernathy, the 4-star defensive back from Greater Atlanta Christian high school.

Despite Tennessee’s heartbreaking loss to Florida, the Volunteers had a lot success with entertaining Abernathy and his family on an official visit.

Abernathy is expected to decide between UGA and Tennessee as early as this week after visiting both SEC schools within the last two weeks.

“One thing that stuck out at Tennessee was the family environment,” his mother, Annette Abernathy, told the AJC. “We were very pleased with the association with the coaches and their families. We had [More]

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